is the sponsored section per thread, monthly, or lifetime at $29?
also how does this effect some of us smaller fish, like myself?
some rules are enforced, others not, and a lot of mumbo jumbo i have no clue about.
in short, i have some xbox and ps3 mods posted in the forums. mostly for better cooling and changing the looks.
these are also posted on inca gaming, a forum i built for a clan, and am a member of. my facebook, personal blog, other forums, etc..
while none of them were really sponsored, i did get one xbox and one ps3 for free and then modded up after getting them working again.
this might just apply to reviews, but theres a lot of words in the tos, my ADD kicks in and i find something shiny to distract me.
for people that do create their own sites, its much easier to just copy all the content you have uploaded to your server and paste in other forums, one after another.
adding watermarking is something i plan on adding to the sites i build, so that credit is given to that site where the user first started their post. all content i post for mods of any sort are always posted somewhere else and end up finding their way to other sites, either i or others copy and past on.
some of those rules remind me of when writers went on strike. any content i create, is mine, regardless of what anyone else "wants to say".
A better worded, to the point, set of rules would be nice. if some rules aren't enforced as already stated, remove them. also lets be a bit more lax on the entire content ownership. Happy users = more content = more search spiders = more members and then back to happy users. if i am locked into posting only on ocn, i'm not going to want to post my few mods/build logs here just for the fact i dont want to get in trouble and the rules arent all that clear. that leads right into less posts and valued content, driving people away or to other sources.
as for the posts saying martin is over reacting, i don't feel he did. not like he went crazy in his post, just said hey, these rules suck and i got in trouble for being an assist, later.